A loan of $2,150 helped a member to buy hats, socks, scarves and other items for resale.

Lighthouse Group's story

Maria is a member of the Lighthouse group. She is the one holding a stack of hats in the photograph. She is 46 years old and widowed. Maria is a cross border trader who is philanthropic in nature. She travels to Johannesburg, South Africa twice every month to purchase stock of hats, socks, scarfs, and other small items. She sells her stock in town at four different points. What is unique about her operation is that she employs only the disabled to sell at the other three points. She pays them every week, provides transport and lunch money. She also provides them with counseling and moral support.
Maria and her group need a loan of USD2150.00 so that they can boost their businesses and provide for their families as most of them are bread winners. The group has completed the Thrive training course and have evidently improved their business methods.

In this group: Lucy, Alice, Maria, Salome, Pamhidzai, Hazvineyi

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